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new hard drive and more mem?

By STK
Jul 3, 2004
  1. ok my comp is getting kind of full, between 3 big computer users we hav 10 GB left i think. i was looking around, i found this external hard drive 80 GB USB for $110, i figure that should hold us for another couple of years at least. i think my 2 GB RAM should still b more then enough.
     
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

  3. STK

    STK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    well how hard is it to install a hard drive?
     
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

  5. STK

    STK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 102

    hells ya i would like to open a computer, thanks for the sites. if i get a new hd its going to be internal and i am goin to install it.

    thanks alot young, STK
     
  6. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    No problem at all. Just take your time with the reading so you wont go wrong with the installation.
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    beware some PC's have older ide bus ,that will not see large HDD's
    same with the pci bus get a faster card
    133 at .
    pc may not see this as ide;
    don't put all your egg's in one basket.
    I like scsi cause you can tree more hard drive's they last longer and are faster
    friend of mine bought a seagate 80 gig went bad in less than a year bought another one a maxtor that went bad littl over a year
    my oldest scsi's been running for over 5 years
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    SCSI is more expensive and requires a PCI controller card for his comp to use.
    ATA100/133 even if it wouldn't hook up with his comp now because of a BIOS issue, he could update the BIOS (possibly) and if not he could buy a PCI IDE card for cheaper than a SCSI one.
     
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    how very true
    most newer MOBO's should have updates if they don't already handle large hdd's
    I just fig. all that space and one stupid thing goes bad poof all your info gone
    controller for scsi not that bad now
    and small scsi's sell for about $2.00 a gig
    PS :
    server was shut dwn last week after running for 6 months the ata133 would not come back up about 18 months old
    the scsi 4 yrs old keeps on going
     
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